Institutions in Ontario have the option of “splitting up” a request, that is, deeming that a request with multiple parts is actually a number of separate, smaller requests, all received on the same day.
In today’s article, I want to provide an introduction to the FOI appeal process from the perspective of the institution. My main goal is to build the confidence of the many FOI professionals in Ontario who have seldom or never faced an appeal.
I am very pleased to announce that I have now updated the poster and have ordered additional poster-sized printed copies after giving out all of the original printed copies to readers of the FOI Assist Knowledge Base.
Patricia Kosseim, the Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, has just launched a new podcast: “Info Matters”.
Institutions should be aware of their obligation to undertake a “reasonable effort” to locate responsive records under s.24 of the Freedom Of Information And Protection Of Privacy Act and s.17 of the Municipal Freedom Of Information And Protection Of Privacy Act.